Andrew Jones
International Development Specialist

Andrew Jones has a background in ecology, Permaculture, humanitarian aid, and international development. A native of Australia, of mixed Polynesian, Celtic and Spanish descent, Andrew completed his Permaculture Design Course in 1999 with Geoff Lawton. Over the past 25 years, he has worked in a humanitarian aid and development context in the Middle East, the Pacific, Asia, Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, and Nigeria. He has undertaken consultancies on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Macedonia and Albania, and with the United Nations Environment Program, most recently in Indonesia in 2005 in a post-tsunami recovery context. He enjoys an active lifestyle, through reading, writing, music, woodwork, natural building, and creating and tending gardens of soil, soul and spirit.

Meet Our Team

Zach Mermel, B.S., M.A.

Founder, Design Director


Brad Kurokawa, ASLA, LEED AP

Registered Landscape Architect


Gabriel Howearth, BLA, MLA

Master Horticulturalist & Permaculturist


Jana Bogs, Ph.D.

Soil Scientist, Horticulturist, & Nutritionist


Jason Fox

Founder, Vetiver Farms Hawai'i, Landscape Contractor License C-33895


Brian Burke, P.E.

Civil Engineer (license PE-14900)

Andrew Jones

International Development Specialist